1990 in heavy metal music

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This is a timeline documenting the events of heavy metal in the year 1990.

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Newly formed bands

Anathema (band) English band

Anathema are a British rock band from Liverpool. The line-up consists of singers and guitarists Vincent and Daniel Cavanagh, their brother Jamie Cavanagh on bass, drummer John Douglas, singer Lee Douglas, and keyboardist/drummer Daniel Cardoso since November 2012.

At the Gates Swedish band

At the Gates is a Swedish death metal band from Gothenburg, a major progenitor of Gothenburg-style melodic death metal. The band was initially active from 1990 to 1996, reforming in 2007 for a tour between April and September 2008. In 2011, they reformed again and have since continued to perform. They released At War with Reality, their first album in 19 years, in late 2014.

Body Count (band) American band

Body Count is an American metal band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1990. The group is fronted by Ice-T, who co-founded the group with lead guitarist Ernie C out of their interest in heavy metal music. Ice-T took on the role of vocalist and writing the lyrics for most of the group's songs. Lead guitarist Ernie C has been responsible for writing the group's music. Their controversial self-titled debut album was released on Sire Records in 1992.

Albums & EPs

24-7 Spyz are a band from the South Bronx, New York, formed in 1986, originally consisting of Jimi Hazel (guitar), Rick Skatore (bass), Kindu Phibes (drums), and P. Fluid (vocals). The band is best known for mixing soul, funk, reggae, and R&B with heavy metal and hardcore punk. The fact that they are African Americans playing variations of heavy metal led critics to compare them to bands such as Living Colour and Bad Brains. Though they were pioneers in the fusion of these particular music styles, influencing many bands, they have never achieved substantial commercial success. After several lineup changes, the band broke up in 1998, but reformed in 2003 before releasing their first new album of original material in over a decade in 2006. As of October 2014, the lineup of the band includes Hazel, Skatore, drummer Phillip "Fish" Fisher and guitarist Ronny Drayton.

<i>Gumbo Millennium</i> album by 24-7 Spyz

Gumbo Millennium is the second album from 24-7 Spyz. Like the band's previous effort Harder Than You, the album contains elements of several genres. The band tackles the Exxon Valdez scandal and environmental neglect on the soulful "Valdez 27 Million?" and explores jazz improvisation with "Dude U Knew." Jimi Hazel raps on the Anthony Johnson-penned track "Don't Push Me," one of two songs on the album about racism. The other, simply titled "Racism," is an aggressive rocker whose thought provoking lyrics are unintelligible due to the speed of the lyrics. "Don't Break My Heart!" was released as a single.

AC/DC Australian hard rock band formed in Sydney in 1973

AC/DC are an Australian rock band formed in Sydney in 1973 by Scottish-born brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. Their music has been described as hard rock, blues rock, and heavy metal. The group themselves tend to reject genre labels and have described themselves as "a rock and roll band, nothing more, nothing less".

Disbandments

Events

Adrian Smith British musician

Adrian Frederick "H" Smith is an English guitarist and member of Iron Maiden, for whom he writes songs and performs live backing vocals on some tracks.

Iron Maiden English heavy metal band

Iron Maiden is an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The band's discography has grown to thirty-eight albums, including sixteen studio albums, twelve live albums, four EPs, and seven compilations.

Janick Gers British musician

Janick Robert Gers is an English musician and one of the three guitarists in Iron Maiden. He was also previously a member of the bands Gillan and White Spirit.

Preceded by
1989
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1990
Succeeded by
1991

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